Obituaries for October 2009

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Patricia Ruth Zent Sogan

Patricia Ruth Zent Sogan, 79, of Pine, died Sept. 23, 2009. “The Good Lord must have asked for a volunteer and Pat answered his call because she was the epitome of a volunteer,” the family writes. She served on the ...

Frank E. Gardner

Frank E. Gardner, 87, of Payson, died Sept 21, 2009. He was born April 3, 1922 in Argenta, Ill. He married the love of his life, Gail Owens, July 26, 1942 in Old Monroe, Mo. After their marriage, Mr. Gardner ...

Thelma Williams

Thelma Williams, born June 28, 1922, died Sept. 30, 2009 in Phoenix where she had lived for the past nine months. Mrs. Williams lived in Payson off and on for the last 20 years. She sold real estate and was ...

Bobby Woods

Bobby Woods, 77, died Sept. 21, 2009 in Scottsville. Born June 5, 1932 in Kentucky, he moved to California in 1963 and became a commercial artist for Avery labels. He came to Payson in 1980 and opened a sign shop ...

Melva Ann Gibson

Melva Ann Gibson, 88, died Sept. 27, 2009 in Payson. She was also a resident of Cornville, Ariz. Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband, Rowe Gibson; and her son, Melvin Stewart and daughter-in-law, Laveta Stewart. She is ...

Kaitlyn (Kaitie) M. Gooch

Kaitlyn (Kaitie) M. Gooch, of Payson, died Oct. 3, 2009. She was born Dec. 19, 1995. She was the beloved granddaughter of John and Barbara Gooch of Payson; daughter of Michael and Jamie; and sister to Michael A. Gooch of ...

Elizabeth Schoenberge

Elizabeth “Liz” Schoenberger died Oct. 3, 2009 in Strawberry. She was born Sept. 13, 1929 in Waldren, Ark. Mrs. Schoenberger was married to the late Ralph L. Schoenberger on June 19, 1954 in Benson, Ariz. She worked as bookkeeper, mortgage ...

Odette Ceolin

Odette Elizabeth Marie Henriette Ceolin of Prescott, formerly of Payson, died Oct. 7, 2009 at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Born May 25, 1925 in Paris, France to Marceau and Henriette Mazars; she was a loving ...

Sherwood A. Clow

Sherwood A. Clow, died Oct. 10, 2009 in Payson. He was born May 10, 1916 in Albany, N.Y. to George F. Clow and Ethelyn Snyder Clow. He was a graduate of Cornell University where he earned a degree in mechanical ...

Alvis Crosser

Funeral services for Alvis Crosser, 77, of Payson, were Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 at the American Legion Post, 709 E. Highway 260 in Payson, with a graveside service at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, Ariz. Mr. Crosser ...

Kerry Lloyd Henson

Kerry Lloyd Henson, of Mesa, died Oct. 7, 2009 in Mesa. He was born June 25, 1956 in Germany. He was the son of Elden F. Henson and Yvonne L. Evans, who preceded him in death. He worked in auto ...

John Stuart Myers

John Stuart Myers, always called Jack, a longtime resident of Pine, passed away Oct. 14, 2009 after a brief illness, just a few days short of his 86th birthday. He was born Oct. 22, 1923 in Dayton, Ky. to Martha ...

William (Bill) Riley Quick

William (Bill) Riley Quick died Oct. 5, 2009 at his home in Fort Laramie, Wyo. Mr. Quick was born Aug. 3, 1946 in Woodland, Calif., the son of James A. York of Payson. He was 63 and had just retired ...

Billie Jane West

Billie Jane West, a longtime resident of Pine, died Oct. 13, 2009 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in the Tonto Basin area. She was born Feb. 5, 1936 in Dayton, Ohio. She raised her family in the ...

Joanne Mary Bessler

Joanne Mary Bessler, 64, of Payson, died at home Oct. 13, 2009. She was born Sept. 4, 1945 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She and Jerry Bessler married on July 21, 1973. Mrs. Bessler graduated with a bachelor’s of arts degree in ...

Spencer “Duke” Spencer

George “Duke” Spencer died Oct. 14, 2009 in Payson. He was born May 8, 1927 in Illinois. Mr. Spencer moved to Payson in 1991. The Army veteran worked for a time as an actor in Hollywood, appearing in the John ...

Roy Jay Larson

Roy Jay Larson died Oct. 14, 2009 at Hospice Compassus in Payson. He was born April 8, 1910 in Calumet, upper Michigan. to Alfred and Maria Larson. He led a full and healthy life, not even needing a walker until ...

Dean Hill Roberts

Dean Hill Roberts, of Pine, died Aug. 7, 2009 of a massive heart attack, doing what he loved — enjoying his horses with his niece and nephew. He was born Dec. 28, 1949 in Greensboro, N.C. Mr. Roberts was in ...

George “Duke” Spencer

George Owen “Duke” Spencer died Oct. 14, 2009 in Payson. He was born May 8, 1927 in Illinois. The Army veteran moved to Payson in 1991. He enjoyed acting, appearing in several plays in Park City, Utah and as “Scully” ...

Diena Marie Belk

Diena Marie Belk, 69, of Show Low, died Oct. 26, 2009 in Payson. She was born Nov. 10, 1939 in Tucson to William and Alice Fritz. She spent her life in Tempe, Globe and the Phoenix area until making Payson ...

Kathryn Lee Hardt

Kathryn Lee Hardt, 89, died of heart failure Oct. 25, 2009 in Pasadena, Calif. She was born April 29, 1920 in Gilbert, Ariz. to Abe Cosby and Marguerite Schultz. She attended Glendale Junior College, USC and Cal State Los Angeles. ...